Robert Fiorentino

List of John Benjamins publications for which Robert Fiorentino plays a role.



Feroce, Nick, Robert Fiorentino, Lauren Covey and Alison Gabriele 2020 Chapter 7. Neural evidence for the processing of referential ambiguity and referential failure in SpanishCurrent Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, Pascual y Cabo, Diego and Idoia Elola (eds.), pp. 153–174 | Chapter
The present study uses event-related potentials (ERPs) to examine how native Spanish speakers comprehend overt pronouns in two referentially challenging contexts: sentences in which a pronoun has two gender-matching antecedents (referential ambiguity), and sentences in which there are no… read more
Fiorentino, Robert, Stephen Politzer-Ahles, Natalie S. Pak, María Teresa Martínez García and Caitlin Coughlin 2015 Dissociating morphological and form priming with novel complex word primes: Evidence from masked priming, overt priming, and event-related potentialsThe Mental Lexicon 10:3, pp. 413–434 | Article
Recent research suggests that visually-presented words are initially morphologically segmented whenever the letter-string can be exhaustively assigned to existing morphological representations, but not when an exhaustive parse is unavailable; e.g., priming is observed for both hunter → HUNT and… read more
This cross-sectional study examines the role of L1-L2 differences and structural distance in the processing of gender and number agreement by English-speaking learners of Spanish at three different levels of proficiency. Preliminary results show that differences between the L1 and L2 impact L2… read more
Fiorentino, Robert, Jamie Bost, Alyson D. Abel and Jordan Zuccarelli 2012 The recruitment of knowledge regarding plurality and compound formation during language comprehensionThe Mental Lexicon 7:1, pp. 34–57 | Article
Compound formation has been a major focus of research and debate in mental lexicon research. In particular, it has been widely observed that compounds with a regular plural non-head are dispreferred, and a long line of research has examined the nature of this constraint, including which… read more
Aldwayan, Saad, Robert Fiorentino and Alison Gabriele 2010 Evidence of syntactic constraints in the processing of wh-movement: A study of Najdi Arabic learners of EnglishResearch in Second Language Processing and Parsing, VanPatten, Bill and Jill Jegerski (eds.), pp. 65–86 | Article
Recent proposals have suggested that second language learners, unlike native speakers, are ‘shallow processors’ in that they do not make use of abstract syntactic knowledge in parsing, relying instead on lexical semantic knowledge and pragmatic notions such as plausibility (Clahsen & Felser,… read more
Fiorentino, Robert and Ella Fund-Reznicek 2009 Masked morphological priming of compound constituentsThe Mental Lexicon 4:2, pp. 159–193 | Article
Recent masked priming studies suggest that complex words are rapidly segmented into potential morphological constituents during initial visual word recognition. Much of this evidence involves affixation or other formally regular operations, leaving open the question of whether these effects rely… read more